Happy Hour

"IF A LIFETIME CAN BE LIKENED TO A DAY, THEN THIS IS HAPPY HOUR!"
BUCK PENNINGTON

Mother, Mother Ocean

Mother, Mother Ocean, I've heard you call
Wanted to sail upon your waters since I was three feet tall
You've seen it all, you've seen it all
Watched the men who rode you, switch from sails to steam
In your belly you hold the treasures, few have ever seen
Most of 'em dream, most of 'em dream
Yes, I am a pirate, two hundred year's too late
The cannons don't thunder, there's nothin' to plunder
I'm an over-forty victim of fate
Arriving too late, arriving too late

Yoda

"Size matters not. Look at me. Judge me by my size, do you? Hmm? Hmm. And well you should not. For my ally is the Force, and a powerful ally it is."
―Yoda, to Luke Skywalker

Counted the Stars

Counted the stars on the 4th of July
Wishing we were rockets bursting in the sky
Talking about redemption and leaving things behind
I have these pictures and I keep these photographs
To remind me of a time
These pictures and these photographs
Let me know I'm doin' fine
We used to be so happy once upon a time
Once upon a time
But the sun sank west of the Mendocino County Line
And the sun sank west of the Mendocino County Line


""SOME SEE A GLASS AS HALF FULL, SOME SEE IT AS HALF EMPTY, I JUST WANT TO KNOW WHO’S DRINKING MY RUM."
Rumbear

Sunday, July 04, 2010

News Item from Wichita

I saw on the Wichita Eagle site this item.
Hawker Beechcraft hands out 130 lay off notices. That is 375 this year. It was 2,700 last year. I was laid off on 26 February of 2009. That is why I wound up here in the California High Desert.
It is a direct result of the Inquisition held by congressional leaders that determined that corporate aircraft were "evil" after summoning the automaker CEOs to the said inquisition. The idiots have no grasp of unintended consequences.
Cessna had over 12,000 people on site in the Wichita Metro in August of 2008. They have half that number working now. I don't know how Learjet is doing. But the last overall numbers I heard was a total of around 13,000 aircraft workers not working.
Nice job, barack, nancy and harry, nice job indeed you idiots!

3 comments:

Fredd said...

Chief: he's moved on from wrecking the private aircraft industry, and is now working on the oil industry.

So many industries to wreck, so little time....

Christopher said...

There really is not one industry untouched by liberal, socialist 'unintended consequences'.

Remeber November!

MUD said...

In 1971, I left Wichita because I could not find work. Not a job, work. The job I had bagging groceries was not available because an out of work aircraft engineer had it. I decided that I would never again put myself in a place so dependent on one industry. I don't blame the Democrats for this cycle. There are a lot of Republicans that voted for the spending that got us where we are. MUD

I will not go down and tell my children I didn't have the courage, the conviction, the commitment or the character to fight for this country...Don't go home and let your children down~~ LTC Allen West

Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus

‎"Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum.("Therefore, he who desires peace, let him prepare for war")" from "Epitoma Rei Militaris," by Vegetius (Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus)